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The Athenian Golden Age: Pericles, Aspasia, and All That

Ah! The Golden Age of Athens! “Golden age” arguably sounds classier than “the good old days.” But either way, it’s a bygone era that nostalgia says was so very much better than today. Folks living in a golden age may … Continue reading

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TESS, Three Stars and a Planet’s Odd Orbit

Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), a robotic observatory, began watching 200,000 nearby stars on August 7, 2018. So far, scientists have found more than 2,200 TESS Objects of Interest (TOI). Of these, again so far, 154 have turned out to … Continue reading

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Hubris, Stories, and That Which Might Exist

My view of legacies and smudged footnotes, Homer and hubris, Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Weekend

I started writing about a Florida fish farm that’s raising salmon for American groceries. Salmon don’t live in Florida’s lakes and rivers. The water’s too warm. Besides, they only spend part of their lives in fresh water. That’s why the … Continue reading

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